Last Saturday our HOA had a Halloween parade. Sadly, Taylor threw a flying fit about his shoes just as we were preparing to leave and had to stay home and take a nap. Katie and I did have a good time, but it was a little hot (yeah, I thought we might get sunburned).
We carved pumpkins on Sunday and then took them out on the porch. Taylor's pumpkin kept falling over. I thought it was pretty hilarious. We asked the kids how they wanted their respective Jack-o-lanterns to look. Katie responded by getting our styrofoam jack-o-lantern with the regular triangle eyes, nose, toothy grin combo and Taylor just kept saying "HAPPY! HAPPY! HAPPY!" Anyhow you can see what we ended up with. The large Jack-o-lantern was Craig and my joint creation.
This is Katie being a fairy. One of her Halloween costumes(she comes home from school and becomes somebody new every day of the week). We recently unpacked her dress-ups and they have been very popular.
I don't know if you can see the paint colors that well, but here are some pix of the house post-mom! I'll have to post some pix taken during daylight hours. We have yellow in the kitchen adn lighter yellow in the hallway. Greens in the library(note the new ceiling fan thanks to craig and my handy work) and our new leather chair and ottoman!!! hurray for sam's club clearance!!! We got an AMAZING deal on them!
Last night we went to the pumpkin patch. It was fun. Not cold though. It was 80 and super humid today and I had to turn the a/c on. I don't think that summer will EVER end! I'm really tired of being hot. I'm REALLY not looking forward to next summer at all. Hopefully all the other great things about Greenville will be able to make up for the heat and humidity.
We had so much fun with "Ni-ma" here this week. We painted ALOT and shopped ALOT for house stuff but we also had the most beautiful weekend. We went to downtown Greenville and enjoyed the Saturday Market and some great eats and views of the Falls. We also relived our trip to Paris at the Paris Cafe!
Here's the kiddos at the Ward Trunk-or-treat on Friday night! I love Taylor's Muscles! He's been living in that Superman costume ever since it came in the mail Friday afternoon(yeah, I ordered it sept 25th).
This is Katie and her cat "Coota". Believe it or not this cat has only been with us since May. What love! Check out the feet. We just took off Coota's shoes and you can see how pink she used to be! If only we could all be so loved.
Here are some pix of the inside of the new house. The guy in the kitchen is the inspector. It's pretty much a blank slate as you can see. i have high hopes of getting new solid surface countertops and building on a breakfast bar to the island. We already replaced the chandalier in the formal dining room with a ceiling fan. We're going to use that room as a library. We'll buy some bookshelves and a desk for the computer. We'll have to do a wireless router though because unlike our last house, this one doesn't have a cable outlet on every wall.
This is after Katie's first day of school. She didn't wear this to school, but maybe she should have! She said her pants were too small. I can't remember why she was making this face at me, but is classic peanut drama.
Katie is going to be Sleeping Beauty or "stinky doody" as she says, for Halloween. Doesn't she look gorgeous??? You can see our messy house in the background. I should be working on it right now. Rachael is putting me to shame though! I checked out their blog and it's AMAZING! I gotta catch up!
Established: April 29th 2000
Including: Craig, Amy, Katie and Taylor Starkey
Locations: From Provo. UT to Syrcuse, NY to Wooster, OH to Henderson, KY to Greenville, SC and now back up to the Great White North(basically from sea to shining sea).